Former education minister Anies Baswedan wins Jakarta election

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Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 | 7:05 PM ET
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A former Indonesian education minister won the race for Jakarta governor on Wednesday after a polarizing campaign that cast a shadow over Indonesia's reputation for practicing a tolerant form of Islam.

Anies Baswedan won with 58 percent of the votes versus 42 percent for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known by his Chinese nickname as "Ahok", based on 100 percent of the votes in an unofficial "quick count" by Indikator Politik. Other pollsters showed similar results.

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